28 February 2013
The Venice Internship program is a unique opportunity for an elite group of developing arts practitioners to participate in the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2013. After engaging in a rigorous screening process, successful applicants will receive comprehensive training before being deployed to manage the national exhibition in Venice. Full access to the Biennale, museum tours and admission to some of the world’s finest artistic institutions are just some of the things that await UAE Pavilion interns in Venice.
The National Pavilion of the UAE runs this specialized opportunity to train UAE nationals to take part in the Venice Biennale with the aim of the program being to create a legacy of highly skilled art practitioners in the UAE equipped to take the national contemporary art and cultural scene boldly into the future.
As projects such as the mega museums of Saadiyat Island—with the Louvre and the Guggenheim—coupled with a thriving art gallery and commercial scene in Dubai and the serious academic and institutionalized Sharjah Art Foundation, the UAE needs opportunities for its citizens to gain practical arts management experience. Learning through experience and exposure to top international artists and curators coupled with a highly developed educational program form the basic building blocks used to achieve this goal.
For the first time, the Venice Internship Program will be partnering with the prestigious Ca’Foscari University. This partnership has been developed to foster a true exchange of cultures between the Italian and Emirati interns, and to also enrich the academic angle of this trip, with full access to the University’s resources.
The National Pavilion of the UAE will also provide interns with an opportunity to establish both local and international networks which lead to further studies, gainful employment and exhibitions with prestigious artistic and cultural institutions.
The specially selected Emirati interns, drawn from across the UAE, are trained in conversing in the arts in order to engage fluently with the content of the exhibition. They will also undergo extensive media and writing training with partners like Sharjah Biennial, twofour54 and TDIC. They will also have the opportunity to work alongside distinguished curator Reem Fadda, in a hands-on experience, which is the ideal way to learn about the best practices in the international culture and arts context.
for more information, visit The National Pavilion of the UAE – La Biennale di Venezia-